Beginning baby led weaning

This week we have begun introducing solid food to our baby girl who is just coming up to six months old. We are doing baby led weaning. This essentially means offering her what we are having right from the beginning and allowing her to feed herself. We started by offering her individual items – avocado, banana, courgette, sweet potato, kohlrabi, apple, pear and broccoli. In the last couple of days she has graduated to trying the meal we are having. She has tried carrot and apple pancakes, tabbouleh with chicken and a lamb casserole. I am still breastfeeding her on demand and following baby led weaning guidelines I make sure to breastfeed her before we sit down to eat so that she isn’t hungry and frustrated when she explores her first foods. So far she seems to be having great fun!
   
  

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